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Vietnam Vows to Shut Down Bear-Bile Farms, Rescue 1,000 Captive Bears

The Vietnamese government, in partnership with Animals Asia, has finally agreed to end the cruel practice of bear bile harvesting.

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Despite New $550m Sewer System, Hanoi Streets Remain Vulnerable to Severe Flooding

Hanoi’s streets are still subject to severe flooding despite the completion a US$550 million drainage system.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC Airport Crippled by 5-Hour Traffic Jam

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New Law Lets Those Guilty of Corruption, Bribery Escape Death by Repaying Funds

An amendment to Vietnam’s Penal Code that will go into effect next year might spare those charged with corruption and bribery from the death sentence.

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After Taiwan, Vietnam Among Asia's Most Progressive on LGBT Rights

Vietnam is once again making headlines abroad as one of the most LGBT-friendly countries on the Asian continent.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC to Host International Traffic Safety Conference

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Vietnam Set to Privatize 39 State-Owned Companies by End of 2017

Vietnam's central government plans to privatize 39 state-owned enterprises (SOE) by the end of 2017.

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Motorbike Driver Choked to Death by Raincoat During Crash

A motorbike driver was killed in a freak accident involving his raincoat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on Sunday night.

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In 10 Years, Da Lat Might Run out of Clean Water Due to Pollution

The popular Central Highlands city of Da Lat may run out of clean water in the next 10 years, according to a local official.

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